Retail Connected is a partnership of IT suppliers that offer standardized, scalable, and manageable solutions for the retail market, from cash registers to smart solutions in stores. Retail Connected partners are Slimstock, Darwin Merchandise Planner, Colleqtive, Wolfpack and Cow Hills.

With Retail becoming more and more global and with Avanade being Microsoft’s largest dedicated global partner and one of the launching partners of Microsoft Cloud for Retail, Avanade forms the perfect successor of the former Microsoft partner who stepped down recently.

Started in April 2000 as a joint venture between Accenture and Microsoft, Avanade had one goal: deliver innovative services and solutions to enterprises worldwide using the Microsoft platform. Avanade is Microsoft’s largest dedicated global partner and was recently named Microsoft 2021 Global Alliance SI Partner of the Year – the 16th time receiving the recognition. With one of the largest numbers of Microsoft certified professionals worldwide.

“Retail Connected has set itself the goal of offering a Seamless Retail Solution and with the arrival of Avanade we are strengthen our proposition globally. Within Retail Connected we were looking for a partner to follow on from our former Microsoft partner but who also is global oriented. With Avanade we have bridged that gap with a strong Microsoft dedicated global partner.“ said Herold van de Brug, Sales Director Cow Hills.

“All strong partners within Retail Connected have best-of-breed solutions. Avanade with being the partner for Microsoft Cloud for Retail and their own assets empowers those best of breeds solutions to work as a seamless retail solution.  Our ambition is to be the largest player in the market of Microsoft Cloud for Retail. The partnership with Retail Connected reinforces our position on the international market.” said Bianca van der Woude, Industry Lead Retail at Avanade Netherlands.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help make a genuine human impact on our clients, their customers and their employees. We are the power behind the Accenture Microsoft Business Group, helping companies to engage customers, empower employees, optimize operations and transform products, leveraging the Microsoft platform. Avanade has 56,000 professionals in 26 countries, bringing clients our best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate making a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers

For more information about Avanade, contact Bianca van der Woude, Industry Lead Retail. Mobile +31 (0)6 5710 5903